Common Ground 

December 2019 - January 2020

Theme: Climate Change
 

The 12th annual Common Ground, referring to a group of artists coming together to exhibit, will take the theme, Climate Change.  We are currently calling for local artists to submit work.  The exhibition will be curated by a guest selector and it is intended the resulting exhibition will showcase the exceptional talent and diversity of visual artists in the Midlands today.  

Lucy Butler  February - Mid March 2020

Lucy Butler is a sculptor and designer from near Ballina, Co. Mayo.  She studied Model Making for Film and Media at IADT Dun Laoghaire.  This collection took inspiration from Lucy's combined love of architecture, history, folklore and stop-motion animation. It is inspired by the ruins of abbeys, churches and buildings that have outlived their original splendour to reside quietly in our landscape, slowly crumbling into grassy mounds as the crows reign from the towers that were once man's realm. The edges of her work fade away without definition as the ruins seem to blend back into the earth from which they were carved. The stone existed before the building and will continue to exist after the building, bearing the scars of hundreds of years as man and nature shaped it into what still stands today.

The exhibition runs from February to mid-March.   

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